"According to old beliefs, the rattle made of reindeer horn at the end of the handle keeps the evil spirits at bay so that the user of the knife may eat in peace." The handle is an attractive assembly of curly birch and reindeer antler. It's about 4 1/2" long and sized for average or slightly larger hand. The stainless steel blade is about 3 1/2" long, 3/4" wide and .096" thick. The form of the blade is the very traditional Lynx pattern, and comes woodworking sharp. The knife weighs a bit less than 3 ounces, or 4 1/2 ounces in the sheath.